Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"There's Johnny!"

I went to Johnny's Fillin' Station (2631 South Ferncreek Avenue Orlando Fl) because I heard a band would be performing. I went to the bar right after work and the place was packed. There was a pool table in the corner and dark wood paneling on the walls. The star spangled sign on the front of the building proclaimed that this is where you get Orlando's Best Burger. I found a small table facing the bar and ordered a beer and a burger. By the time the burger arrived, I was well into the sketch. I'd take a bite, wash it down and then push the plate aside to work on the sketch. It was a long leisurely meal and it was a darn good burger.

The waitress stopped back a few times since I was taking longer to eat than most costumers.  When she saw the sketch, she proclaimed "There's Johnny!" She then pulled over other staff to see the sketch. When I was ready to leave, the band started setting up their equipment. I was already satiated, so I headed back home.

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